Organism of the week #18 – Feeling rotten

It’s been ages since I did one of these, and today’s will not be terribly long or exciting, for the reason that is the very title of this post. Whilst bumbling around in the fridge looking for something bland and bowel-friendly, I chanced upon a lemon that had fallen into a oubliette in the bottom of the salad drawer. Perhaps it’s just the sickness talking, but I found it rather beautiful:

Penicillum sp. growing on a lemon [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

Penicillum sp. growing on a lemon

I currently feel much as this lemon does – thoroughly rotten. Hopefully whatever it is that ails me will not result in my needing a prescription for the famous product of a close relative of the mould growing on this lemon.

Penicillin G [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

Penicillin G

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